Chinese product recalled nationally: Concern over excessive iodine

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 9th November 2011

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced the recall of ‘Good Luck Dried Seaweed Stripe’ following concerns over high levels of naturally occurring iodine in a batch of the product.

The Chinese seaweed product, imported by Melbourne-based Lay Brothers Pty Ltd, has been on sale at grocery stores in Springvale, Box Hill, Footscray and St Albans, in Victoria.

The product in question is sold in a 150g plastic bag and has a ‘Best before’ date of 07/09/2013. In a statement today, FSANZ advised consumers to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

FSANZ said, “Regular consumption of these products may cause health problems in some people including pregnant and breastfeeding women.”